Atlas: An Opera in Three Parts

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Atlas: An Opera in Three Parts
Studio album by Meredith Monk
Released June, 1993
Recorded June 1992 (1992-06)
Genre Modern classical, minimalism
Length 128:27
Label ECM New Series
Producer Manfred Eicher
Meredith Monk chronology
Facing North
(1992)
Atlas: An Opera in Three Parts
(1993)
Volcano Songs
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Atlas: An Opera in Three Parts is a full-length recording of Meredith Monk's 1991 opera Atlas. It is the ninth album by Monk and was released in June, 1993 through ECM New Series.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Meredith Monk. 

Disc one
I: Personal Climate
No. Title Length
1. "Overture (Out of Body)"   3:07
2. "Travel Dream Song"   5:07
3. "Home Scene"   2:38
4. "Future Quest (The Call)"   11:15
5. "Rite of Passage A"   0:57
6. "Choosing Companions"   7:44
7. "Airport"   9:19
II: Night Travel
No. Title Length
8. "Night Travel"   3:14
9. "Guides' Dance"   1:51
10. "Agricultural Community"   14:36
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Loss Song"   4:14
2. "Campfire/Hungry Ghost"   7:43
3. "Father's Hope"   1:13
4. "Ice Demons"   6:20
5. "Explorer #5/Lesson/Explorers' Procession"   6:04
6. "Lonely Spirit"   3:33
7. "Forest Questions"   10:19
8. "Desert Tango"   7:52
9. "Treachery (Temptation)"   2:11
10. "Possibility of Destruction"   2:46
III: Invisible Light
No. Title Length
11. "Out of Body 2"   2:58
12. "Other Worlds Revealed"   1:28
13. "Explorers' Junctures"   2:42
14. "Earth Seen from Above"   7:34
15. "Rite of Passage B"   1:42

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

  • Carlos Arévalo – vocals
  • Thomas Bogdan – vocals
  • Victoria Boomsma – vocals
  • Janis Brenner – vocals
  • Kathleen Carroll – viola
  • Shi-Zheng Chen – vocals
  • John Cipolla – bass clarinet
  • Allison Easter – vocals
  • Robert Een – vocals
  • Diana Emerson – vocals
  • Dina Emerson – vocals
  • Emily Eyre – vocals
  • Emily K. Eyre – vocals
  • Arthur J. Jr. Fiacco – cello
  • Katie Geissinger – vocals
  • Ching Gonzalez – vocals
  • Dana Hanchard – vocals
  • Wayne Hankin – conductor, shawm, sheng, vocals
  • Bill Hayes – glass harmonica
  • Wendy Hill – vocals
  • Susan Iadone – violin
  • Stephen Kalm – vocals
  • Darryl Kubian – violin
  • Steve Lockwood – orchestration, keyboards
  • David Meschter – sampler
  • Meredith Monk – vocals, cello
  • Bobby Osborne – vocals
  • Robert Osborne – vocals
  • Wilbur Pauley – vocals
  • Anthony Pirollo – cello
  • Cynthia Powell – keyboards
  • Thad Wheeler – percussion
  • James F. Wilson – French horn
  • Randall K. Wong – vocals

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allender, Mark W.B. "Atlas: An Opera in 3 Parts". Allmusic. Retrieved June 30, 2013.